How to Play Nintendo DS Games on the TV

By Greyson Ferguson

Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • Nintendo DS

  • Screen-covered adapter

  • RCA cables

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With a Nintendo DS you have a wide variety of different games available to you. However, the two screens on the device are rather small. Even though these two screens might suffice while traveling, you might want to watch the content of your Nintendo DS on a larger screen. Luckily, with just a few cable connections you can play your usually small-screened DS on your television.

Slide the screen-covered adapter over the top screen of the Nintendo DS. This adapter essentially mirrors the action taking place on the screen and projects it into the television. The adapter must fit snugly over the top monitor, otherwise the content displayed on the TV screen can appear crooked.

Plug the RCA cables into the back of the screen adapter. Run these cables to the television and plug the other ends of the RCA cables into a "Video In" port.

Power on the television and the Nintendo DS gaming system. Press the "Video" button on the television remote control until the correct video "In" port is selected. The contents of the Nintendo DS now appear on the television.

Insert a game into the DS and wait for the load screen to appear on the television. Press "Start" and you can begin playing your Nintendo DS games on the television.